23 December 2019

New chair of PLA announced

Cripps Pemberton Greenish partner Kerry Glanville is the new chair of the Property Litigation Association, having taken over from Dentons’ partner Bryan Johnston. She is the 25th chair since the organisation was established in 1995 to represent property litigators in the UK.

As a former chair of the PLA’s law reform committee, which she describes as “the engine of the PLA”, Kerry’s priorities over the coming year are to ensure that the campaign for a better court service is pursued with renewed vigour and that the PLA’s voice continues to be heard in relation to all relevant legislative and procedural reform, in particular the proposed reforms to legislation relating to the private rented sector currently being considered by government.

Other significant changes at the PLA include the appointment of Gary Lawrenson, partner at Osborne Clarke, as deputy chair and treasurer. Mark Reading, managing associate at Mishcon de Reya, takes over as chair of the website and marketing committee and Anna Mullins, senior associate at Forsters, becomes chair of junior PLA.